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Official AS & A2 Results Day 2016

  • View Poll Results: What grades are you expecting on results day?
    A*A*A* (A2 only)
    192
    5.80%
    A*A*A (A2 only)
    169
    5.11%
    A*AA (A2 only)
    285
    8.61%
    AAA
    360
    10.88%
    AAB
    468
    14.14%
    ABB
    407
    12.30%
    BBB
    180
    5.44%
    BBC
    204
    6.16%
    BCC
    167
    5.05%
    CCC
    58
    1.75%
    CCD
    135
    4.08%
    A*AB (A2 only)
    161
    4.86%
    A*BB (A2 only)
    47
    1.42%
    ABC
    195
    5.89%
    ACC
    49
    1.48%
    Other
    233
    7.04%

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    (Original post by SinsNotTragedies)
    I need an A at least... Not feeling optimistic but yes, I too would be happy with a B at this point. :lol:
    Gosh, 4B had a beautiful 45 marker (nationalism :ahee:) but the 15 markers were ambiguous to say the least. I did the ecologism, multiculturalism and feminism ones - you?
    For 3B I did the anarchism 45 marker and for 15 markers the socialist collectivism one, the anarchism one and conservatism. I missed out on the evolutionary road question because I didn't realise I knew how to answer it...



    Thank god I'm not alone with the 15 markers - hopefully we all did better than we think atm and perhaps the grade boundaries will reflect that? I feel like this year was quite harsh. :lol: I need to go up from a B last year to an A this year... I hope it does turn out well for you though!
    Yeah, I did nationalism as well! it was a good question, well at least it didnt catch me by surprise like the 15 markers did. I did, feminism, nationalism and multiculturalism for the 15 markers :s I just hope they are decent!
    Well you only need to do 3 (15) markers so thats good I think 3B was rather good compared to unit 4 :P

    Lets hope for the best!

    (Original post by Hamzy45)
    Does anyone know whether uni's get modules scores aswell as overall grade for A level students?
    They get module grades and your overall grade but not UMS
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Universities can access module grades. Most won't bother though.
    (Original post by Aph)
    They get module grades and your overall grade but not UMS
    Really? I swear my teachers really are wrong about everything. They told me they just get overall grades.

    Are they more likely to check module grades if we miss our offers? And is there anything we need to do for them to have access to it or do they get them automatically?

    (Original post by lucabrasi98)
    Really? I swear my teachers really are wrong about everything. They told me they just get overall grades.

    Are they more likely to check module grades of we miss our offers? And is there anything we need to do for them to have access to it or do they get them automatically?
    Automatic access.

    Don't worry, our teachers were telling us back in May to go set up student bank accounts... Considering we can't set them up until after August 18th they got that really wrong.
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    (Original post by Azzer11)
    What's going on with all the remark changes? Like what's changed and how could it affect me on results day?
    (Original post by 97Y)
    What a load of cack. So my biology paper won't go up when I send it in for a remark?
    Here's the original official document that describes what changes will be in place. There's also the official 'definition' for they mean by a 'marking error' (even though it's still, as expected for now, very ambiguous and underdeveloped and unconvincing).

    (Original post by MoonVirgo)
    Guys, regarding changes to remarks...:
    https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...f_Practice.pdf

    Highlights/some key sections/excerpts from the document (sigh...):
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    Marking and Moderation Errors: The awarding of a mark or the arrival at an outcome of Moderation which could not reasonably have been given or arrived at given the evidence generated by the Learner(s) (and for Moderation, the centre’s marking of that evidence), the criteria against which Learners’ performance is differentiated and any procedures of the awarding organisation in relation to Moderation or marking, including in particular where the awarding of a mark or outcome of moderation is based on: an Administrative Error, a failure to apply such criteria and procedures to the evidence generated by the Learner(s) where that failure did not involve the exercise of academic judgment, or an unreasonable exercise of academic judgment.

    Marking Errors must be corrected but reasonable marks must not be changed
    The majority of respondents agreed or strongly agreed with our proposals that marks should only be changed on review where the mark could not reasonably have been given – when a Marking Error had been made. Almost all of those who agreed said this was the fairest approach for all.Those who disagreed put forward a range of reasons. Arguments were made that a student should be given the highest mark possible, that it is difficult to define ‘reasonable’, and that the only fair process would be a blind re-mark.Some school representatives said that if, on review, a mark could only be changed if it was unreasonable, then far fewer reviews would result in a mark change than now.We are clear that Marking Errors must be corrected (however small or large the change of mark will be), but if no Marking Error was made an original mark should not be replaced. If such marks were changed then candidates who did not ask for a review of their marks would be unfairly disadvantaged relative to those who did.We are consulting on statutory guidance to exam boards setting out how we expect them to identify Marking Errors, including cases where markers have exercised their academic judgement in an unreasonable way.

    Extending the grounds for appeal to include that a Marking Error had been made that had not been corrected on review
    School groups welcomed our proposal to allow an appeal on the grounds that a Marking Error had been made, that had not been corrected on review, as well as on the grounds of a procedural failure, but questioned what the process would look like. Exam boards were concerned that extending the grounds for appeal in this way could increase appeals to an unmanageable volume and unrealistically raise the expectations of centres.In light of this feedback, we have decided that for summer 2016 we will only require exam boards to consider appeals on the basis that they did not apply procedures consistently or that procedures were not followed properly and fairly.We are consulting on our proposal to require exam boards to pilot the new ground for appeal in a small number of qualifications this year. This would allow schools and colleges to ask for an appeal on the grounds that a Marking or Moderation Error had been made. We propose the exam boards should pilot the new ground in three qualifications: A level mathematics, A level geography and A level religious studies. Experiences from this pilot will help evaluate the impact of the change and help schools and colleges understand how appeals on this new ground would work.In light of our analysis of the outcomes of the pilot, we will revisit our proposal, making any necessary changes and then make further decisions on which grounds of appeal will be available for all subjects for 2017 and beyond.

    Remove the automatic protection for candidates who received an incorrect result
    Responses to this proposal were mixed. Some respondents supported our proposal to remove the automatic protection currently provided for candidates who, as a result of Moderation Error, received a higher mark than they should. They said this would allow exam boards to take individual circumstances into account but noted that there were times when candidates should be protected. Some said that candidates given a higher mark should be allowed to keep it.We do not consider it fair for a candidate who was given a higher result than their performance deserved to automatically keep that result purely because the error was discovered through a review of moderation. This protection does not automatically exist for candidates advantaged by errors identified through other means.We will remove the automatic protection for candidates who receive a higher mark than they should have done. We do not suggest that all wrong marks should be changed. Exam boards’ decisions should depend on a number of factors that we will set out in guidance, on which we have already consulted.

    Further areas on which we are consulting
    We are consulting on:
    • specific requirements to train and monitor original markers and moderators
    • the timescale for requiring marked GCSE scripts to be made available
    • a framework for minimum timescales relating to deadlines for requests for reviews and appeals
    • guidance about how Marking Errors should be identified
    • piloting the extended ground for appeal in A level mathematics, geography and religious studies in 2016
    • when schools and colleges should be required to tell their students the marks of teacher-marked assessment.
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    (Original post by ComputerMaths97)
    One thing I do know is that an A in Further Maths is very impressive, especially if it's not a low A (i.e if you look on course for an A* in further maths, very very few Uni's would turn you down.)
    Oh really ... Once again thanks for your reply! That's going to encourage me to push for an A* in further maths at A2 if i do indeed get the A at AS. So do you think I should use "my likely to be" AS results for my UCAS application despite probably getting C/D for Physics or should I let my Uni choices rely on the prediction grades made by my teachers for A2?
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    (Original post by Dynamic_Vicz)
    Oh really ... Once again thanks for your reply! That's going to encourage me to push for an A* in further maths at A2 if i do indeed get the A at AS. So do you think I should use "my likely to be" AS results for my UCAS application despite probably getting C/D for Physics or should I let my Uni choices rely on the prediction grades made by my teachers for A2?
    You have to declare your AS grades. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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    (Original post by Dynamic_Vicz)
    Oh really ... Once again thanks for your reply! That's going to encourage me to push for an A* in further maths at A2 if i do indeed get the A at AS. So do you think I should use "my likely to be" AS results for my UCAS application despite probably getting C/D for Physics or should I let my Uni choices rely on the prediction grades made by my teachers for A2?
    (Original post by target21859)
    You have to declare your AS grades. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
    Yes. You must declare official grades you've received on UCAS
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    (Original post by target21859)
    You have to declare your AS grades. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
    ok thanks ... So which of the two (AS grades , predicted A2 grades) are unis more keen on.
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    (Original post by Dynamic_Vicz)
    ok thanks ... So which of the two (AS grades , predicted A2 grades) are unis more keen on.
    Doesn't really matter tbh. One is useless without the other.
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    (Original post by Dynamic_Vicz)
    Oh really ... Once again thanks for your reply! That's going to encourage me to push for an A* in further maths at A2 if i do indeed get the A at AS. So do you think I should use "my likely to be" AS results for my UCAS application despite probably getting C/D for Physics or should I let my Uni choices rely on the prediction grades made by my teachers for A2?
    (Original post by target21859)
    You have to declare your AS grades. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
    (Original post by Student403)
    Yes. You must declare official grades you've received on UCAS
    It depends on if they are cashed in or not. If they are and they are certificates then yes, you will have to declare them.
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    (Original post by Hopefulmedic15)
    I only resat C4 to get the A* as I already have an A, so thankfully I found it quite good - there were quite a few new variations of questions so I can see why people had trouble with it if they didn't spot how the numbers were manipulated, therefore couldn't figure out how to solve the questions. I'm hoping I've done enough to get the A*, good luck for your results!
    did you retake other stuff as well cause i know I'm gonna be close to the A* boundary but i haven't done well enough in c3 so I'm gonna resit c3 next year to try and get the A* aha ; pleased to know others with an A would happily try again cause that A* grade looks pretty damn good aha ... i really hope you get it ! personally i think i got like 90+ ums in c4 but like 78 in c3 lmao
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    (Original post by PlayerBB)
    My Birthday is after an hour and I am not excited because I am that scared about Results day, ugh man!
    Don't worry. God Willing, you'll do great!
    And btw, Happy Birthday! :cake::hugs:
    Wish you all the best!
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    (Original post by Hopefulmedic15)
    I only resat C4 to get the A* as I already have an A, so thankfully I found it quite good - there were quite a few new variations of questions so I can see why people had trouble with it if they didn't spot how the numbers were manipulated, therefore couldn't figure out how to solve the questions. I'm hoping I've done enough to get the A*, good luck for your results!
    Same here, I need 83 for C4 this year as I got 97 on C3 this year. It went pretty well and people found it hard so ithink there'll be low boundaries hopefully xD

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    12 days?! It still feels ages away even though I know it is so close. I think I'll look at the grade boundries and results statistics when they come out... And examiners reports if they come out sooner.
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    (Original post by HFancy1997)
    Same here, I need 83 for C4 this year as I got 97 on C3 this year. It went pretty well and people found it hard so ithink there'll be low boundaries hopefully xD

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    Haha this will be me next year cause I know I'm gonna get like 76-78 in c3 and then like 92-96 in c4 so I'm gonna miss the bloody A* so I'm gonna have to do C3 again lol
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    (Original post by HFancy1997)
    Same here, I need 83 for C4 this year as I got 97 on C3 this year. It went pretty well and people found it hard so ithink there'll be low boundaries hopefully xD

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    Hope you get it then !
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    (Original post by Aph)
    12 days?! It still feels ages away even though I know it is so close. I think I'll look at the grade boundries and results statistics when they come out... And examiners reports if they come out sooner.
    I know but when it's Monday then it'll be ' next week ' and then the nerves will sink in 😰 Hopefully we can look back on this thread with amusement as to how panicked we were but yet we all got into uni anyways aha !
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    I had a nightmare last night that I got CEE and was desperately ringing round unis trying to find one that would take me (if I get those grades I won't even try, I'll just retake the exams next year)

    (Original post by fefssdf)
    I know but when it's Monday then it'll be ' next week ' and then the nerves will sink in 😰 Hopefully we can look back on this thread with amusement as to how panicked we were but yet we all got into uni anyways aha !
    OMG I never even thought of that :eek:

    (Original post by emiloujess)
    I had a nightmare last night that I got CEE and was desperately ringing round unis trying to find one that would take me (if I get those grades I won't even try, I'll just retake the exams next year)



    OMG I never even thought of that :eek:
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    I know but when it's Monday then it'll be ' next week ' and then the nerves will sink in 😰 Hopefully we can look back on this thread with amusement as to how panicked we were but yet we all got into uni anyways aha !
    I'm not sure it will be real for me until the day, like the closer it gets the less real it feels :lol: and yeah hopefully.
 
 
 
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